Famous Birthdays on 12th February

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1074 - Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. 1101)
1211 - Henry VII, Roman catholic German king (1220-35)
1218 - Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
1438 - Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen
1474 - Lorenzo Campeggi(o), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat
1567 - Thomas Campion, England, composer/poet/physician
1584 - Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring)
1585 - Caspar Bartholin, Malmö, physician, theologian, writer on anatomy
1588 - John Winthrop, English attorney/puritan/1st gov of Mass
1606 - John Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
1636 - Herman Witsius, [Wits], Dutch reformed theologist
1637 - Jan Swammerdam, Amsterdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature)
1663 - Cotton Mather, Boston Massachusetts, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials)
Puritan Minister Cotton MatherPuritan Minister Cotton Mather (1663) 1665 - Rudolph J Camerarius, German botanist/physician (sexuality plant)
1704 - Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
1706 - Josef Christian, German sculptor
1728 - Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
1740 - Matej Sojka, composer
1751 - Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer
1752 - Josef Reicha, Czech composer
1753 - Lambert-Francois Godecharle, composer
1753 - François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
1758 - Christian Ignatius Latrobe, composer
1760 - Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemia, pianist/composer
1768 - Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806)
1775 - Louise Catherine Johnson Adams, 1st lady (1825-1829)
1777 - Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German poet (d. 1843)
1778 - Franz Joseph Volkert, composer
1785 - Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
1791 - Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
1791 - Peter Cooper, industrialist/philanthropist (Cooper Union)
1792 - Ferdinand de Braekeleer, Belgian painter
1794 - Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)
1804 - Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln (1809) 1809 - Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, (R) 16th US President (1861-65)
1809 - Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of the Species)
1818 - Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)
1824 - Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
1828 - George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
1828 - Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1831 - John Morrissey, boxer/developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track
1838 - Charles Carroll Walcott, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1898
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin (1809) 1841 - Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894
1843 - John Graham Chambers, English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (d. 1883)
1850 - Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary (Flemish Flag)
1852 - Hendrik Blink, geographer (Van de Eems tot de Schelde)
1853 - Bertram Luard-Selby, composer
1857 - Bobby Peel, cricketer (great English lefty 1884-96)
1861 - Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)
1865 - Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)
1867 - Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
1867 - Joe Howard, NYC, vocalist (Gay Nineties Revue)
1868 - Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP/founder (SDAP)
1869 - Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education/Arts (VVD)
1870 - Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
1876 - Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933)
1880 - John Llewellyn Lewis, union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60)
1882 - Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
1883 - Ludwig Stossel, Austria, actor (Man With a Camera)
1884 - Max Beckmann, German painter/graphic artist
1884 - Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
1884 - Johan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
1885 - Licinio Refice, composer
1886 - Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer
1886 - Michel Brusselmans, composer
1891 - Cecil Dixon, cricket off-spinner (1 Test for South Africa, 3-118, pair)
1891 - Maurice Yvain, composer
1891 - Max Terhune, actor (Arizona Stagecoach, Hit the Saddle, Range Justice)
1893 - Marcel G J Minnaert, Dutch astronomer
1893 - Omar Bradley, General of Army WW II (GI General)
1897 - Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970)
1898 - Wallace Ford, [Samuel Jones Grundy], Batton England, actor (Deputy)
1898 - [Le]Roy Harris, Oklahoma, composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
1899 - Albert Huybrechts, composer
1900 - Fred Emney, London England, actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino)
1902 - William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
1902 - William Collier, American stage and film actor (d. 1987)
1903 - Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
1903 - Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
1904 - Ted Mack, Denver Colorado, TV host (Original Amateur Hour)
1905 - Harry Bellaver, Illinois, US, actor (Sgt Arcaro-Naked City)
1907 - Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
1908 - Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
1908 - Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
1908 - August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
1909 - Barry Wood, New Haven Ct, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)
1910 - Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer
1910 - Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business)
1911 - Charles Mathiesen, Norway, 1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1936)
1911 - Frank Hercules, writer
1911 - Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)
1911 - Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
1912 - Eddie J Bush, golf professional
1912 - Ernest Clark, London England, actor (Doctor in the House)
1912 - R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
1913 - Pedro Gastao de Orleans e Braganca, grandson of emperor Pedro I
1914 - Gordon Tex Beneke, saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orch)
1914 - Nello Celio, Swiss president
1914 - Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (d. 1999)
1915 - Andrew J Goodpaster, US, general/supreme commander (NATO-Europe)
1915 - Lorne Greene, Ottawa Canada, actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica)
1916 - Joseph L Alioto, (Mayor-SF)
1916 - Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode)
1917 - Thomas K Scherman, NYC, conductor (Little Orch Society 1947-75)
1917 - Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (d. 2006)
1918 - Dominic DiMaggio, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1918 - Julian S Schwinger, US physicist
1919 - Forrest Tucker, Plainfield Ind, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail)
1920 - William Roscoe Estep, Baptist historian and professor (d. 2000)
1920 - Pran, Indian actor
1923 - Franco Zeffirelli, Florence Italy, director (Romeo & Juliet)
1923 - James Abdnor, (Sen-R-SD, 1981-87), (d. 2012)
1923 - Mel Powell, composer
1923 - Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi
1924 - Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
1925 - Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (d. 1984)
1925 - Joan Mitchell, Chicago USA, American painter and printmaker
1926 - Joe Garagiola, St Louis Mo, sportscaster/host (Today Show)
1926 - Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus)
1926 - Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
1927 - Anne Gillis, Little Rock Ark, actress (Adv of Tom Sawyer, Little Men)
1929 - Agustin Gonzalez Acilu, composer
1930 - Arlen Specter, (Sen-R-PA, 1981- )
1930 - Gerhard Rohm, writer
1931 - Constance A Morella, (Rep-R-Maryland)
1931 - Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author
1932 - Lincoln Kilpatrick, St Louis Mo, actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show)
1932 - Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (d. 2003)
1933 - Costa-Gavras, director
1933 - Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut
1933 - Juanita [Ruth] Coulson, sci-fi author (Web of Wizardry, Space Trap)
1934 - Annette Crosbie, British(?) actress
Basketball Player Bill RussellBasketball Player Bill Russell (1934) 1934 - Bill Russell, Monroe La, NBAer (Boston Celtics, Oly-gold-56)
1934 - Anne Krueger, American economist
1935 - Gene McDaniels, US vocalist/bandleader/actor (Young Swingers)
1935 - Ken Still, golfer
1936 - Arnost Parsch, composer
1936 - Fang Lizhi, Beijing China, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident (Tiananmen Square, 1989), (d. 2012)
1936 - Joe Don Baker, Groesback Tx, actor (Eischied, Walking Tall, Fletch)
1936 - Paul Shenar, Milwaukee Wisc, actor (Carrington-Roots)
1937 - Charles Everett Dumas, Tulsa Ok, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
1938 - Judy Blume, author (Wifey)
1939 - Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier)
1939 - John D Hancock, actor/director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights)
1940 - Hank Brown, (Rep-R-CO, 1981-88)
1940 - Richard Lynch, American actor (Xaviar-Battlestar Galactica), (d. 2012)
1941 - Naomi Uemura, mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest)
1941 - Ross Morgan, cricketer (NZ batsman in 20 Tests 1965-72)
1942 - Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1942 - Lionel Grigson, professor of jazz
1942 - Rick Frank, rocker
1942 - Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel
1942 - Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1944 - Charles Pasarell, tennis pro
1944 - Desmond Nuttall, English educator
1944 - Jackie Torrence, story teller/artist
1944 - Moe Bandy, Meridian Ms, country vocalist (Just Good Ol' Boys)
1945 - Cliff De Young, Los Angeles California, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment)
1945 - Joe Schermie, Madison Wi, bassist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1945 - Maud Adams, Lulea Sweden, actress (Octopussy, Rollerball, Tattoo)
1946 - Ever Meulen, [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch designer (children stamps 1992)
1946 - Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer
1947 - Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer (Solution)
1947 - Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
1948 - Cindy Hill, LPGA golfer
1948 - Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author
1949 - Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s)
1949 - Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
1949 - Stanley Knight, country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog)
1950 - Michael Ironside, actor, (Starship Troopers)
1950 - Steve Hackett, rock guitarist (Genesis-Against All Odds/GTR)
1951 - Gil "The Bird" Moore, rocker (Triumph)
1951 - Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
1952 - Salvador Pineda, Mexico City, doctor
1952 - Michael McDonald, St Louis, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers)
1953 - Joanna Kerns, [de Varona], SF California, actress (Maggie-Growing Pains)
1953 - Simon MacCorkindale, Cambridge, actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal) [or 2/2]
1953 - Nabil Shaban, British actor
1953 - Robin Thomas, American actor
1954 - Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
1954 - Philip Zimmermann, American cryptographer
1955 - Arsenio Hall, comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America)
1955 - Daniele Masala, Italy, pentathelete (Olympics-1976)
1955 - Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer
1955 - Chet Lemon, American baseball player
1956 - Ad P Melkert, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (1994- )
1958 - Ingrid Klich, Whittier California, rower (Olympics-96)
1958 - Ruth Guerri, St Louis Mo, playmate (July, 1983)
1958 - Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
1959 - Nancy Remy, reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic)
1959 - Omar Hakim, drummer (Dire Straits, Weather Report)
1959 - Sigrid Thornton, Australia, actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise)
1961 - Chris Heyne, Offenbach Germ, WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1961 - Jim Harris, Canadian politician
1962 - Jimmy Kirkwood, Irish-born field hockey player
1963 - Brent Jones, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
1963 - John Michael Higgins, American actor
1963 - Ed Lover, American radio personality
1964 - Maurice Douglass, NFL safety (NY Giants)
1964 - Michel Petit, St Malo, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)

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